Chihsin Chiu got his Ph. D. in Environmental Psychology from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2010 under the supervision of Professor Setha Low. His inside committee members include Professor David Chapin and Professor Cindi Katz. He is Assistant Professor of Department of Landscape Architecture in Fu Jen Catholic University in New Taipei City, Taiwan since 2011. He is also the affiliated Assistant Professor of Bachelor Degree Program of Art and Cultural Creation in Fu Jen Catholic University. His research areas include public space, urban management/ governance, city-remaking processes in Taiwan, and urban political ecology. His work has been published on International journals, such as Space and Culture(2009), International Development Planning Review(2013), Journal of Urban Management(2014). His article, “Informal management, interactive performance: Street vendors and police in a Taipei Night Market” won Best Article of the Year in 2013 from International Development Planning Review (Liverpool University Press). His research is regularly funded by National Sciences Council in Taiwan, R.O.C.
His latest book entitled “Remaking Public Space: Everyday Behavior, Urban Governance, and Environmental Context” (in Chinese) is a collection of his recent studies of public space in Taiwan. He is also working on another book project comparing public space and urban culture between New York and Taipei. Being trained as both an architect and environmental psychologist, Chiu also works with design firms in Taiwan for consultation and design research for Parks and Recreation Department among other public sectors. Chiu welcomes anyone to write him for collaboration on book chapters or articles dealing with urban issues in Asian or comparative context. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org